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Plugging in

Cozy Music is comfortable on the edge
One of the city’s prominent electronic musicians, Tim O’Keefe, is quietly expanding a corner of Providence’s indie rock world.
By: BOB GULLA  |  November 20, 2007


Sand storm

Zox share some new songs at Decibel Live and online
Tonight, you can get a taste of new Zox as they preview Line In the Sand , their first album of original material for SideOneDummy Records.
By: BOB GULLA  |  November 13, 2007

Roots on the go

The Liberty Elm; plus, Hello Mahalo, more
We wish Kip and the gang all the best as they embark on this magical food service/gig room gestalt.
By: BOB GULLA  |  November 06, 2007


Durst’s cinematic debut starts making the rounds

Reel life
The Education of Charlie Banks is a coming-of-age picture notable in part because it marks the directorial debut of Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 31, 2007


Triumph of the will

Thy Will Be Done are forging a new kind of metal
Just a few years ago, they were known as Kobalt, and things weren’t going as planned.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 30, 2007


Brain power

Chinese Stars push the limits of decency and reason
It’s a brittle, pulsating blast of synth rock all sneering and robotic, as if someone shined a strobe on the band and recorded them breakdancing.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 24, 2007


Corleone turns 10

Celebrating a decade of underground excavation
Ten years of doing anything these days has to be considered an unmitigated success.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 17, 2007


Celebrating the blues

Plus, new discs from Becky Chace and Mary Ann Rossoni
The seed of a new festival in Providence has begun to germinate, thanks to Mark Millof.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 09, 2007


Comings and goings

Low Anthem, Scarce, Johnny Lingo, and more
Low Anthem’s new record is a barnwood-built corncrib of pastoral vibes.
By: BOB GULLA  |  October 02, 2007


Screams and whispers

Athletic Automaton, Allysen Callery, and Midnight Creeps
The parade of local noisemeisters continues this week.
By: BOB GULLA  |  September 25, 2007


Rockin’ ’n’ rulin’

Girls together outrageously in Newport; the Agents; and more
Girls Rock & Girls Rule, founded by G-Spot lead singer Gail Silverman, was created five years ago to raise awareness and exposure for independent female artists.
By: BOB GULLA  |  September 18, 2007


In living color

Whitey covers a lot of ground; plus, the sounds of Rocky Point  
Trying to write something original about Whitey, Andy Newman’s new band, requires a lot of invention.
By: BOB GULLA  |  September 12, 2007


Revving it up

The Wrong Reasons tough it out; plus, Machines with Magnets
The Wrong Reasons have mustered a gallant comeback, and this time it’s for all the right reasons.
By: BOB GULLA  |  September 04, 2007


Rooting for Rhythm

Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 28, 2007


One more time

Ken Lyon and the Tombstone visit their back pages
Back in the spring, a bunch of friends came together to pay tribute to Ken Lyon, at 66, now his fifth decade of making music.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 21, 2007


The good fight

The Cold War; Daughters; Summerfest Providence; and more!
The Cold War’s first recording doesn’t sound like anything on the Providence music scene, which is curious.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 14, 2007


Information, please

Big shows, a one-shot supergroup, soundtracks, and more
I thought it would be a good opportunity to touch on some things that have been piling up on the local music scene.
By: BOB GULLA  |  August 07, 2007


Music with a message

Providence Rockers for Life takes on drunk driving
It’s impossible to not take note the alarmingly high number of teen traffic fatalities.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 31, 2007


The DIY way

75 or Less builds a lean distribution machine
Local rocker Mark MacDougall has come up with his own way of circumventing the freefall of the recording industry.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 24, 2007


Musicmaking 101

A local School of Rock; the ’Mericans; and more
This school is all about fun. Period.
By: BOB GULLA  |  July 17, 2007


Hometown rockers

‘Locals Rule’ at Lupo’s; plus, the return of the Blackstone
There’s a rare nocturnal occurrence happening — call it a lunar local music eclipse.
By: BOB GULLA  |  June 26, 2007

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